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Old 03-10-2011, 05:50 AM
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I'll be ordering my OME springs tomorrow. I'm going with the medium 4R springs. Anyone ever had issues with the "lean" from the left and right springs. Just curious if it's a real concern or not.

I'm going with OME for the springs and steering stabilizer but sourcing other parts from CCOT.


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, hanger pins and bushings, shocks.

Going this route saves me over $200 which gets me on the road about a month faster. Plus I get get the bushings in blue to match my truck.
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My 40 with OME springs leans quite a bit to the driver side, but I'm not sure if 40 lean and 60 lean are similar. My truck leaned before the new springs as well though. The PO included a spring spacer in the box of parts he gave me that is supposed to correct the lean and level it out again. You might look around at CCOT or SOR and see if they still make it.
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Double check the dimensions of the parts before mixing components from two manufacturers. I found out the hard way that there are big variations in spring width, etc.

Where are you ordering parts from? You can get the whole OME kit from Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters for a good price that includes everthing you need. You would only have to pay shipping once.
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Double check the dimensions of the parts before mixing components from two manufacturers. I found out the hard way that there are big variations in spring width, etc.

Where are you ordering parts from? You can get the whole OME kit from Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters for a good price that includes everthing you need. You would only have to pay shipping once.
Ordering the springs from 4X4 Connection. Best prices around. Even coming from CT shipping is cheaper than from Cruiser Outfitters. Cheaper than Slee as well due to no sales tax.
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Pay a couple extra bucks and support Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters if you're not buying from Christo. That's what I did simply because I believe in helping him out after the fire, sorry Christo!
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Installed OME heavy-heavy on my 60 about 10 months ago--no lean from driver to passenger.

I would discourage mixing CCOT with OME gear. I know $200 is $200, but I'd stay all OME and I agree, go with Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters.
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I think most lean issues are from having the springs installed on the wrong side. Put the drivers side spring on the passenger side as trucks in AU are RHD and you should be fine. My 60 on OME mediums sits level if the load is even inside.

Does CCOT have an answer on compatibility?
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Getting a great deal on mail order parts is cool right up until you need help with the install or half to get the parts warrantied, then that great deal is out the window.
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